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Brea Grant is perfection incarnate. Period. A indie horror darling, Brea Grant skyrocketed into geek royalty as Daphne Melbrook on Heroes, as Mya Rockwell in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, as Ryan Chambers on Dexter, and my personal favorite, as Daenerys in the Funny or Die exclusive video Where Are My Dragons? To put it simply, Brea Grant does it all. She’s an actress, director, writer, comic book creator, and one of the sweetest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to interact with. After directing, writing, and starring in the film Best Friends Forever, Brea Grant has jumped back into the role of taking over the world with her webseries The Real Housewives Of Horror. This may just be her best creation, yet. One of the smartest parodies out there, Brea Grant combines her sharp wit and pop culture knowledge to extreme heights and completely knocks it out of the park. »
- BJ Colangelo
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas have been confirmed to star, with Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes and Milla Jovovich in talks to star. We reported last month that the cast will feature a mixture of the veteran mercenaries from the first two movies, and a squad of younger tech-savvy soldiers.
Best Friends Forever was recently released on VOD and digital services, and is an apocalyptic road trip movie starring Brea Grant and Vera Miao, who also wrote the screenplay together. I recently had a chance to interview the two of them and they talked about the challenges of getting this movie made, their love of apocalypse stories, and Brea making her directorial debut:
Thank you very much for taking the time to talk with us. How did this idea of a post-apocalyptic buddy comedy come about?
Vera: Because we love genre films and are actors, we decided to write a horror film that featured two women and bring our own spin on it. About halfway through, we realized, oh, since we were going to make this movie ourselves, it’s going to be a particular kind of torture. Why don’t we write a script where we don’t also »
- Jonathan James
It takes a real set of balls to make a movie about the apocalypse without actually showing the apocalypse. It’s ironic that Brea Grant is the person who has those balls. She wrote, directed, and stars in the alternately quirky and morose Best Friends Forever. The film tells the story of two young women who embark on a road trip and end up at the beginning of the end of the world. Harriet (Grant) is a comic book artist who has recently been released from psychiatric supervision. She’s planning on a fresh start in graduate school in Austin, Texas. Harriet plans a road trip from Los Angeles to the Texas capitol with her best friend Reba (Vera Miao), including some out-of-the-way stops along the way. However, once on the road, the duo enters the isolated desert without the knowledge that a nuclear bomb detonated in L.A., essentially wiping the entire city off the map »
- Kevin Carr
If you read ShockYa’s interview with Kit Williamson, you might have heard him rep an indie film he was a part of, “Best Friends Forever”. If you have been wanting to know more about that film or where you can see it, count today as your lucky day. Gravitas Ventures has announced that “Best Friends Forever,” a Slamdance favorite, is now available today, July 1, exclusively on iTunes. A larger VOD rollout will start July 5, meaning the film will be available in more than 100 million homes on demand. The film stars Brea Grant (“Dexter,” “Heroes”) and Williamson’s “Hipsterhood” co-star Vera Miao (who can also be seen on “NCIS”) [ Read More ]
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Brea Grant is an actress, director, screenplay and comic book writer, who is best know for her role as Daphne Millbrook - the spunky heroine with super speed on Heroes. Brea took some time to speak with AfterEllen.com about her upcoming guest-starring role on the Logo webseries Eastsiders, and her other exciting projects currently in the works.
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AfterEllen: You are guest staring in an upcoming episode of the Logo webseries, Eastsiders, which focuses on a gay couple, Tom and Cal, who are in a long term relationship, and the man that comes between them, Jeremy. You play Jeremy’s sister Bri, who is a lesbian with a young family, who seems to have it pretty much together. I’ve watched the series and it’s a pretty raw and realistic look at commitment (or lack thereof) and modern relationships. »
ShockTillYouDrop.com managing editor Ryan Turek returns for another group discussion in this episode of Choice Cuts.
This time, he's - once again - sitting down with Todd Gilchrist (film critic), Evan Dickson (Bloody-Disgusting) and actress/director Brea Grant (Dexter, Best Friends Forever) to chat about horror sub-genres. Specifically, which ones they would like to see return.
As we all now, horror goes in cycles and Hollywood bleeds certain sub-genres - be it vampires, slashers or haunted houses - until they go into hibernation. But which sub-genres have been out of the scene for far too long? Head inside for the group chat!
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Our long-running video series Choice Cuts went away for a bit...but now it's back with a new look and feel.
For the series' reboot, we've adopted a "group discussion" format which we've toyed with in the past. Our guests for this episode include Brea Grant (Dexter, Best Friends Forever), Evan Dickson (Bloody-Disgusting) and film critic Todd Gilchrist.
The topic on the table: Horror films and their replay value. What are modern horror films missing that is preventing them from being revisited time and time again? We break it all down. Of course, if you have something to say about the issue, head inside, watch the discussion and use our comment boards to weigh in!
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We’ve reached the point on the timeline of cinema where just about every Apocalypse tale has been told and retold a hundred times over. So now filmmakers are faced with the task of thinking of every possible angle in order to milk the last drops of life out of world’s end stories. Luckily, Brea Grant’s Best Friends Forever is able to give us an interesting take on the tale, as it asks what would happen if the world was ending and no one remembered to tell you.
Harriet and Reba, played by Grant and co-writer Vera Miao respectively, are road-tripping from Los Angeles to Austin and miss out on the ever-important news that someone has detonated four nuclear bombs in four major American cities. Everyone they come across has already heard the news, but the girls are somehow blissfully oblivious. This leads to a series of encounters »
- Alex Lowe
Brea Grant's debut feature Best Friends Forever is essentially a B-movie. And that's a compliment. So then is it an essential B-movie? Imagine if Roger Corman gave a couple of Punky, feminist chicks a bundle of money to make a movie and the result is an apocalypse road trip movie that is just as grim as it is bad-ass, just as endearingly sweet as it is melancholic, and just plain fun and funny. A crowd-pleaser for the generation that grew up on midnight movies, underground B&W comics, indie music and thrift store shopping, Best Friends Forever checks all the genre boxes with spunk and a bit of bite.Grant stars as Harriet, a comic-book artist who is moving to Austin for Grad School. Minus her best...
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No, unfortunately this isn’t a reboot of the Bratz franchise. It is however a tale of friendship after the apocalypse. Two friends go on a road trip only to see society crumble down around them. All they have is each other in a world of no rules and utter chaos. Best Friends Forever is to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival which takes place in Park City, Utah (sorry to our UK readers. Cheer up, we get the new series of Mrs. Browns Boys first. Wait! That sucks).
The film stars Brea Grant and Vera Milao as the best buds. Fans funded the project through the Kickstarter website, so I’m sure it’s been put together with a lot of care and passion. The trailer looks mesmerising and has a lot of potential. Look below for the official synopsis, showtimes at Slamdance, some stills And the trailer:
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The first trailer has arrived for Best Friends Forever, the directorial debut of actress Brea Grant, which is set to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival later this month. Brea Grant also stars as Harriet, who goes on a road trip from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas with her friend Reba (Vera Miao). Little do they know, they are driving through a nuclear crisis. Take a look at the first footage from this upcoming indie.
Best Friends Forever - Trailer
Best Friends Forever is a clever dark comedy and heartfelt road trip buddy film wrapped in an apocalyptic disaster story, with two badass girls. Harriet (Brea Grant), a perpetually optimistic comic-book artist, dreams of escaping her past in Los Angeles and hits the road for a new life in Austin, Texas. She drags Reba (Vera Miao), her seemingly devil-may-care Bff, along for the ride. In the hush period following mysterious nuclear explosions, »
What better way to spend the oncoming apocalypse than on a road trip with your Bff? The alternately bubbly and gruesome trailer for Brea Grant and Vera Miao's Best Friends Forever, which makes its bow next week at Slamdance, asks just that. And then some. Give it a watch below. Oh, here's a brief synopsis:Harriet, a comic book artist with a secret, and her reckless Bff, Reba, take their '76 AMC Pacer on the open road and instead get a wild ride towards an impending nuclear apocalypse. ...
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Following up on yesterday's reports regarding some of the genre fare playing at Slamdance, we now have the trailer for Best Friends Forever, the apocalyptic road movie directed and starring Brea Grant (Dexter, Halloween II) who co-penned the film with co-star Vera Miao.
The film is described as "a clever dark comedy and sci-fi horror movie, combining equal parts heartfelt road trip buddy film and apocalyptic disaster story, with two badass girls. Harriet, a perpetually optimistic comic-book artist, dreams of escaping her past in Los Angeles and hits the road for a new life in Austin, Texas. She drags Reba her seemingly devil-may-care Bff, along for the ride. After nuclear bombs explode in four cities, the girls are forced to ask: When faced with the end of the world - what is most important to you?"
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Making its premiere at the Slamdance 2013 film festival is Best Friends Forever, and we have some new stills and a trailer for you. Slamdance 2013 will be taking place opposite Sundance on January 18-24 in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn.
Directed by Brea Grant ("Heroes," "Dexter," Halloween II), who stars along with Vera Miao ("NCIS", "No Ordinary Family") and Sean Maher ("Playboy Club," "Serenity," "Firefly"), Best Friends Forever was co-written by Grant and Miao, produced by Stacey Storey (Storeyteller Films), and is Grant’s directorial debut. Even cooler? The film was filmed on Super 16 on location in Marfa, Texas.
Two girls, a ’76 AMC Pacer, the open road, and an impending nuclear apocalypse. Best Friends Forever is a dark comedy and sci-fi horror film, combining equal parts buddy film, road trip, and nuclear apocalypse story... but with girls. Harriet (Grant), the perpetual but unsuccessful optimist, has finally figured »
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15 items from 2013
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